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Old 23-08-2012, 04:36 PM
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What a fantastic artical Brian, well said , for a begginer like myself that was some really good advise.
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Old 23-08-2012, 05:03 PM
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Thanks Matt, and to the other people who have commented or sent me pms. I'm glad people still find it a bit helpful.

Happy Stargazing!

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Old 04-06-2013, 10:14 PM
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I started big with a Meade 16" and have progressively moved smaller to a 70mm. Reverse aperture fever. Connivence and ease to use are important for me. Still love the big scope though.
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by MichaelAarons View Post
I started big with a Meade 16" and have progressively moved smaller to a 70mm. Reverse aperture fever. Connivence and ease to use are important for me. Still love the big scope though.
I have done the same. I found the bigger the scope, the less I used it.
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Old 29-03-2016, 12:09 PM
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Great read!
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Old 29-03-2016, 06:05 PM
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The most enjoyment i have had with a scope is a williams ZS66SD on a vixen porta ii mount ,as simple as telescope on to the mount ,diagonal,eyepiece and away you go and is as easy to put away ,i have had a LX90 and never got the same enjoyment as the little APO set up,do not fall into the big telescope first buy thing because simple is sweet IMO and have 2 larger APO's i do the same thing with,my HEQ5pro mount gets nowhere near the same use as the porta ii mount
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Old 03-04-2016, 06:31 AM
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im really happy with my C6 sct with arcturus binoviewer, obviously not so great with stars etc, but moon and planets are a real using a pair of cheapish celestron 20mm wide views plossles. got it all mounted on a az3 alt az mount..very compact and got a lot of power at my fingertips with a generous field of view.
Great for day time viewing as well with upright can see the birds change their mind!
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Old 04-06-2016, 02:52 PM
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Great article - thanks for posting
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Old 27-06-2016, 07:39 PM
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OP, I probably should of read that before going out and buying a 9.25 EdgeHD as my first telescope..
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Old 16-09-2016, 03:56 PM
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I recently gotten interested in Astronomy so I will try the binoculars before the scope thanks for the helpful information
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Old 17-09-2016, 11:11 AM
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I have the most fun with binoculars and a 8" dob. Almost no setup time and you can be viewing in minutes.
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Old 09-10-2018, 08:12 PM
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Very helpful site, thanks for the links.
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